First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Olivia BanksFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Loris and Professor Rober

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

Over the past decade, social media has grown as a platform to promote a person, place, and/or idea. Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram, develop a sense of community for online users. Facebook is one of the widely used social media apps due to the fact that users can share posts of what they are doing in their everyday lives. Instagram is owned by Facebook and is targeted towards a younger generation of users than Facebook. Instagram is mainly for pictures or videos to be posted to an account. There are many forms in which social media can benefit and destroy the sole purpose of why it was created. College students use social media within schools for educational and communication purposes. Taking advantage of social media in educational settings has many negative outcomes on college students’ grade point averages (GPAs). Mental health disorders is a growing epidemic among college students who use social media daily; an epidemic is a widespread occurrence within a community. The emotions that develop from viewing others’ profiles can fabricate behaviors based on a perspective of other peoples’ lives. Over the past decade it has been shown that social media harms an individual's mental health. Ironically, social media can be beneficial towards mental health by creating awareness of mental health disorders. Mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression, are a popular topic among college students. FOMO, fear of missing out, has been seen among college students due to students seeing peers via social media having fun without them. With technology increasing social media will not disappear so it is important to know how to overcome harmful effects of social media. Adding social media to the lives of college students has burdened them with an increased level of stress and if untreated results in mental health disorders.

College and Major available

Nursing BSN

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN 300 B: Honors Capstone

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Olivia Banks, Nursing BSN, Honors Student, Graduation year 2021

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Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 4:00 PM

The Relationship of Social Media and Mental Health Among College Students

Digital Commons

Over the past decade, social media has grown as a platform to promote a person, place, and/or idea. Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram, develop a sense of community for online users. Facebook is one of the widely used social media apps due to the fact that users can share posts of what they are doing in their everyday lives. Instagram is owned by Facebook and is targeted towards a younger generation of users than Facebook. Instagram is mainly for pictures or videos to be posted to an account. There are many forms in which social media can benefit and destroy the sole purpose of why it was created. College students use social media within schools for educational and communication purposes. Taking advantage of social media in educational settings has many negative outcomes on college students’ grade point averages (GPAs). Mental health disorders is a growing epidemic among college students who use social media daily; an epidemic is a widespread occurrence within a community. The emotions that develop from viewing others’ profiles can fabricate behaviors based on a perspective of other peoples’ lives. Over the past decade it has been shown that social media harms an individual's mental health. Ironically, social media can be beneficial towards mental health by creating awareness of mental health disorders. Mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression, are a popular topic among college students. FOMO, fear of missing out, has been seen among college students due to students seeing peers via social media having fun without them. With technology increasing social media will not disappear so it is important to know how to overcome harmful effects of social media. Adding social media to the lives of college students has burdened them with an increased level of stress and if untreated results in mental health disorders.

 

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